Manager, Engineering (Phishing)

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What Expel is looking for in applicants

Does the idea of being at the center of an amazing team of engineers, solving complex technical problems and delivering a solution that customers love sound like the best day ever? Do your proudest moments come from seeing your teams pull together to deliver something outstanding? If so, read on!

At Expel, we help businesses bridge the cybersecurity talent gap by providing transparent managed security. To do this we build technology to make sure our security analysts are solving important problems, and robots are handling the rest. We delight in using technology to make security accessible (nay, even enjoyable) for our customers.

We're looking for that special someone who loves to lead and inspire engineering teams to deliver clean, secure, and sustainable solutions. You recognize the importance of balancing efficient, scalable delivery with productive collaboration and experimentation. You find building teams and creating space for engineers to innovate highly rewarding. You are curious to learn more about the Expel Managed Phishing product and lead a team of engineers to deliver on the product roadmap.

Our engineering leaders value intelligent execution over heroics, innovation through rapid iteration, and being actively inclusive and supportive. We deliver consistently, and we use data to measure quality and drive us to always get better at what we do. If this sounds like the kind of team you'd like to join, we’d love to hear from you!

What Expel can do for you

  • Drop you into the middle of a fast-growing cybersecurity company with some of the most enthusiastic customers and engineers you’ve ever seen.
  • Give you the chance to create new technologies from the ground up.
  • Place you at the helm of a core group of engineers who care deeply about quality, innovation, community, and technical excellence.
  • Give you an opportunity to have a strategic impact on the business through collaboration with Product Management and the engineering leadership team.
  • Provide public speaking and content creation opportunities to help grow your personal brand.
  • Continue your technical and leadership journey through education and mentorship.

What you can do for Expel

  • Guide multiple teams to work together on large scale projects and deliver on business goals with timely, iterative execution.
  • Build understanding of how the work of teams and individuals ties to company strategy and goals.
  • Collaborate with PM, UX, and Quality teams to align and contribute to the product strategy, set expectations on delivery, and engage in healthy dialogue around trade offs and concerns.
  • Cultivate a culture around structured software development, innovation, quality, and measurable continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to activities related to budget management and resource planning, and make technical decisions in support of the product and technical roadmaps.
  • Continuously provide coaching, feedback, and career growth to engineers.

What you should bring with you

  • 7+ years professional experience as an engineer, technical lead, or manager (previous management role not required).
  • Previous experience with technical concepts such as database architectures (relational and nosql), containerization and orchestration, and a solid understanding of software development in multiple programming languages (Go, Node, Python preferred).
  • Technical experience working with cloud-native services in at least one of the top cloud providers - GCP (preferred), AWS, Azure.
  • Familiarity or aptitude for using data to understand processes and drive continuous improvement.
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and conflict management skills across communication styles and levels and on remote/hybrid teams.
  • Ability to empower and inspire a diverse set of engineers to a common goal and appreciate individuals for their unique contributions.
  • Experience delivering SaaS applications preferred.

Additional notes

Pay range: $150,000 USD to $216,000 USD + bonus eligibility and equity.

We believe in paying transparently and equitably. Your salary will ultimately be based on factors such as your experience, skills, team equity, and market data. You’ll also be eligible for unlimited PTO (which we model and encourage), work location flexibility, up to 24 weeks of parental leave, and really excellent health benefits.

The engineering leadership team works out of our headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. However, we are considering remote candidates. Applicants in the DC-Metro area will be fully remote until the company re-opens offices after COVID.

At Expel, we ask our crew to provide their covid-19 vaccination status because it’s helpful to understand this data at a company level and we expect that customers, partners, and conferences will start asking us to attest to the vaccination status of our people.

We're only hiring those authorized to work in the United States. We do not currently sponsor immigration visas.

We're an Equal Opportunity Employer: you’ll receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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